channeling jenna…

I tend to channel Jenna Lyon’s most days being that she is one of my style icons and I look to her for constant inspiration.  I kind of live for her and my obsession keeps growing (no judgements please!).  It’s not only that I envy her fashion sensibility, but consider her a brilliant business woman, extremely down to earth, courageous, humble and authentic – all qualities I put as priorities for myself.  She is just the best!

Screen Shot 2013-02-06 at 10.49.00 AM*jenna lyons – photos from pinterest

We actually have a lot in common (insert giant happy face here)!!!

  1. She has a GF, I have a wife
  2. She is Jenn-A, I am Jenn-Y
  3. She works in retail fashion, I work in retail fashion.
  4. She is tall, I am tall.
  5. She wears red lipstick, I wear red lipstick
  6. She dresses high and low, I dress high and low (ex: expensive top w/affordable jeans)
  7. She loves denim, I love denim
  8. She rocks pointy toe heels, I rock pointy toe heels
  9. She wears glasses, I wear glasses
  10. She loves clutches, I love clutches

My version (get the look here):

jenny - jennathe overview

Screen Shot 2013-02-06 at 3.54.36 PMthe details: shoes: j.crew, bag: cole haan, bracelets: gift from sister, bombay electric (india), abc carpet & home, j.crew, vintage

Jenny Outfitthe outfit: shirt: j.crew, sweater: massimo dutti, jeans: gap

my boyfriend’s back…

Whether trend right or not, I have always been a huge fan of boyfriend jeans.  It just happens to be my luck that they are hugely popular for spring and I can update (as you can too!) my closet with a new pair for the season.  They are pretty much flattering on all body types (when styled properly), give off an effortlessly cool and relaxed sensibility and are extremely comfortable (bonus!).  I suggest pairing them back to a form fitting top (or tee) hitting just around your hip bone.  Nothing too long or overly slouchy since the jeans will achieve the ‘laid back’ portion of your look (you don’t want to lose your silhouette in clothes that are too baggy from head to toe).  Include a second layer such as a blazer or cardigan, accessories (if you wish) to add further femininity, perform the half tuck (styling detail to add to the sexy – see below for half tuck visual reference), scrunch up sleeves and you are ready to go!  Get. Them. Now.

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23f410a82db6226cf82a6e47e1cc6920*photo from pinterest

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A few options ranging from steal to splurge…

Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 4.30.18 PMFrom left to right: Notify Bamboo Loose Jeans ($196) get here, Zara Slim Boyfriend Jeans (($59.90) get here

Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 4.38.07 PMFrom left to right: GAP 1969 destructed sexy boyfriend jeans ($69.95) get here, Rag & Bone Dash Slouchy Skinny Jean ($198) get here